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The benefits of education girls



Education breaks the cycle of poverty. Every day girls face barriers to education caused by poetry, war, cultural norms, etc. Around the world, 62 million girls are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. 129 million girls worldwide, including 32 million in elementary school and 97 million in secondary school, aren't attending school, according to figures from UNESCO.


When girls get a proper education they break the pattern of child marriage. An educated mother has fewer children, leading to a reduction in population growth. An educated mother tends to be informed about nutrition in healthcare, allowing their children to have good health. An educated girl can increase her income. According to an article by the World Bank in 2011; an extra year of education can result in earning 20% more income as an adult. Educating girls is often an overlooked solution to climate change; one of the biggest problems humanity has faced. According to assembly.malala.org, there's a projection that by educating women “fossil fuel emissions would reduce by 37% to 41% by the end of the century. We also see that by 2050, we would be able to reduce carbon emissions by 85 gigatons.”


Each day you fail to educate girls, the cost of inaction grows. The cost of not educating girls is huge. According to malala.org, “If every girl worldwide received 12 years of free, safe, quality education, lifetime earnings for women could increase by $15 trillion to $30 trillion globally. If every girl worldwide received 12 years of free, safe, quality education, lifetime earnings for women could increase by $15 trillion to $30 trillion globally.”


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